Willem de Boer:

"The fun is out of the carrot trade"

"There is really nothing happening in the carrot trade at the moment", sighs Willem de Boer from W. de Boer & Zn from Westwoud. The Netherlands who is involved in washing, sorting, reading, polishing, packaging and exporting carrots and beetroot. "Prices have been at a stable level of around 17 cents for the past weeks now. The bigger carrot is a bit more expensive."

"I am slowly starting to worry. Almost nothing is going away.
Countries such as Romania, Hungary and the Czech Republic are simply not participating yet. Apparently they are currently getting their carrots from Turkey and Macedonia. Poland is declining somewhat, but that is very little. They are purely the regular customers that you currently serve," Willem concludes.

"And then the quality is also lacking, so everyone complains. All in all, the fun is pretty out of it. The advantage is that now the smaller batches are reasonably off the market. Fortunately there are also good batches in between, but the kilograms per crate greatly disappoints. Although there is enough crates available, where you sometimes get 650 kilos from a crate in other years, you now have crates of 200 kilos in between."

For more information:

W. de Boer & Zn
Willem de Boer
Oudijk 26
1617 KR Westwoud
The Netherlands
M: +31 (0)61 243 8991

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